Hawkish US Senator Lindsey Graham has warned President Donald Trump against pulling American forces from Syria, saying it would lead to a re-emergence of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group and increased Iranian influence over the Syrian government.
“It’d be the single worst decision the president could make,” Graham, a Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview with Fox News.
“We got ISIL (Daesh) on the ropes. You want to let ’em off the ropes, remove American soldiers,” Graham said.
Trump announced on Thursday that he wants to withdraw US troops from Syria, complaining that Washington has wasted trillions of dollars in Middle East wars
But Trump’s policy shift appears to put the president at odds with US military officials, who see the fight against Daesh as far from complete.
The US has reportedly more than 2,000 troops stationed in eastern Syria, in addition to several thousand others in the Arab…